Fresh Homemade Apple Pie

Fresh is best. I know that a freshly baked apple pie is the very best – especially when it’s homemade. I  have a recipe for  homemade apple pie filling, and that’s usually my go-to for apple pie.  When you’re out of ingredients for a freshly-baked pie, homemade apple pie filling  is next best.  If you want to can some homemade pie filling, go to that recipe. One day as I was out and about, I got … Read more

Hickory Nut Cake

Hickory Nuts and a cake. I first posted this recipe five years ago. Today is my mama’s birthday and I am posting it again in honor of her – and because this post has climbed to #7 in recipes from this blog since March 2020. Thank you, COVID quarantine! November 16, 2020. Today my mama is celebrates her 11th birthday in Heaven. We always had Hickory Nut Cake for her birthday. We still do. Now we … Read more

Blackberry Cream Pie

blackberry cream pie

Blackberries and pie We used our blackberries to make this blackberry cream pie. Our pasture produces gallons of blackberries every year. I use them to make jam, cobbler, fruit salad, and pie. Recently I took some with me when I went back home. One evening, my sister Ida Marie used those blackberries to whip up this awesome pie. I could not get enough of it – so I asked her, this time, to measure her … Read more

Apple Pie Filling

All-American I’ve had this recipe for apple pie filling for a quarter of a century. My mother-in-law, Mom Slabach, gave it to me. I have no idea where she got the recipe. Every time I make a batch of this, I think of Mom, because the recipe is in her handwriting.  And every time I make a batch of her apple pie filling, I miss her. She’s enjoying better apple pie than we can ever … Read more

Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

Apple dumplings – what a treat! Apple dumplings rank high in my family’s list of favorites. Summer is here, and produce is bountiful. There are so many choices of fruits and vegetables. Canning season is in progress and before we know it, autumn will be here. This is the recipe that my mother used, and it comes from The Mennonite Community Cookbook. I grew up with this apple dumpling recipe, but my mother didn’t use red … Read more